Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Tires
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Alright So i commute daily on my Fixed gear and in the past 500 miles on it I have gone thru 4 sets of tires.... I run a suicide brake but mainly skid stop or leg stop. what have you guys run that holds up well?
this is the bike it goes on:
and this is what my current tires look like now (original front tire)
03-06-11, 11:52 PM
The only way to keep from tearing through tires is to use your brake. If you skid a lot just get the cheapest tire possible for the rear.
03-06-11, 11:53 PM
Which is cheaper? Brake Pads or Tires.
I get them for free since I have a stock pile from when Michelin(previous) and continental(current) sponsor(ed) me. just curious if any of you have had any experience to a certain one lasting longer than an other. I loved the original tires that were on it (which is what the front one still is) it is extremely thick and didn't wear out as fast but I am always looking to try others
03-06-11, 11:58 PM
Vittoria rando's are good.
03-07-11, 12:17 AM
Michelin(previous) and continental(current) sponsor(ed) me.
what do you do?
what do you do?
03-07-11, 12:26 AM
Good stuff! I take it those numbers are race numbers. I only have 6 :P
Good stuff! I take it those numbers are race numbers
yeah. it is all of the numbers from my dad any I through the years. he is the Ironman, I am an Olympic triathlete and do all of the MTB, cyclocross, and fixie stuff. whenever i go home I add my numbers from the current season.
03-07-11, 12:35 AM
And you still have time to mess around on a fixie. I knew pro road racer my age, when I was 18, and that took over his life
I am a student.. I wish I could be in cali doing the Crit's but I am stuck getting a degree.... I am not pro but a Cat 1 racer still. Sponsors are pretty easy to come by as long as you rep their product they are happy to help. i have 17 at the current moment. had as much as 21 last year (but I also did 73 races last year)
***didnt mean to hi-jack my own thread lol***
get a 28c rando and you'll be happy.
you mean the vittoria Rando?
and it has seen 500+ hard miles. so I cant complain to much about it other than weight and I went with a half link chain and new Sram cranks and a new seat with narrowed bars
yes thats the one, iminusd pic ftw!
okay taking that into consideration i think i have narrowed it down to:
Gatorskin, Everwear, and Randonneur....
what i think i am going to do for now is swap the tires front and rear until i decide that way i dont wear thru.... been there and done that and it sucks wearing thru a tube/tire
i've heard good things about everwears but have yet to try them, i wouldn't go for gatorskins if you skid a lot cause thats just a waste of money.
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